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by Roy Blount Jr.

Download Camels Are Easy, Comedy's Hard ePub
  • ISBN 0679400532
  • ISBN13 978-0679400530
  • Language English
  • Author Roy Blount Jr.
  • Publisher Villard; 1st edition (September 24, 1991)
  • Pages 303
  • Formats lrf azw docx lrf
  • Category Humour
  • Subcategory Humor
  • Size ePub 1635 kb
  • Size Fb2 1944 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 612

The celebrated Southern humorist presents a new collection of essays, observations, odd thoughts, songs, and crossword puzzles that address such topics as the "National Geographic" magazine, hyenas, and kissing

Start by marking Camels Are Easy, Comedy's Hard as Want to Read . As anyone who has ever read Roy Blount Jr. knows, this is a humourous book simply based on Blount's presentation and the way he looks at things.

Start by marking Camels Are Easy, Comedy's Hard as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The travel writing includes some reflections on camels as well as visits to Dierks, Arkansas; Kampala, Uganda; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Esperanza, and Peru.

An eclectic collection from Roy Blount J. master of American humor writing I’ll tell you what kind of book I believe in. .Tan is a personal essay about Blount’s lifelong battle with-sometimes for and sometimes against-that elusive summer glow. master of American humor writing I’ll tell you what kind of book I believe in: one that makes people say, at first sight, what the first person who ever saw a camel must have said: What in the world is that? And then, after a while, Yet it seems to fit together some way.

More by Roy Blount Jr. Crackers (Brown Thrasher Books). About Three Bricks Shy of a Load: A highly irregular lowdown on the year the Pittsburgh Steelers were super but missed the bowl. What Men Don't Tell Women. Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story. Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans (Crown Journeys). master of American humor writing I’ll tell you what kind of book I believe in: one . Roy Blount Jr. is the author of twenty-three books. The first, About Three Bricks Shy of a Load, was expanded into About Three Bricks Shy. and the Load Filled Up. It is often called one of the best sports books of all time. master of American humor writing. Books related to Camels Are Easy, Comedy's Hard. I’ll tell you what kind of book I believe in: one that makes people say, at first sight, what the first person who ever saw a camel must have said: What in the world is that? And then, after a while, Yet it seems to fit together some way. In this laugh-a-minute assortment of essays, travel writing, poems, and even the occasional crossword puzzle, Roy Blount Jr. covers sixty-four different subjects, all unified by his trademark humor.

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Complete summary of Roy Blount J. s Camels Are Easy, Comedy's Hard . eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Camels Are Easy, Comedy's Hard. CAMELS ARE EASY, COMEDY’S HARD’s sixty-three articles are taken from nearly twenty years of Roy Blount’s writing, so it’s no surprise that the book’s contents vary widely. Such articles serve as ballast for the book’s lighter and shorter material, but it’s otherwise somewhat puzzling why Blount, who has published ten other books, would include them in a collection now.

Comedy may indeed be hard for the moribund, as the old show- biz chestnut has it. But Blount, showman that he is, sure makes it look a lot easier than either dying or camels. All in all, some hard-shell writing talent. Fresh from a sojourn as novelist (First Hubby, 1990), funny essayist Blount, Jr. (Now, Where Were We?, Not Exactly What I Had In Mind, et., returns to his usual modus operandi with a widely varied collection of entertainments.

But Blount, showman that he is, sure makes it look a lot easier than either dying or camels.

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Camels Are Easy, Comedy's Hard by Roy Blount Jr. is a collection of writing which includes; essays, poems, short stories, travel writing, reminiscence, sports writing, political discussion, interviews of famous people, and crossword puzzles. I hope I didn't leave anything out. There are 64 pieces in the book; 61 originally appeared in 28 different publications. They range wildly in length from the very short (23 words) to long (10,000 words). Many are recent but a few, as Blount says, "have been acquiring patina for ten to twenty-one years." This is a newly released eBook edition of Camels Are Easy, Comedy's Hard which was originally released in 1991.

As anyone who has ever read Roy Blount Jr. knows, this is a humourous book simply based on Blount's presentation and the way he looks at things. The stories run the gamet from exploring the Amazon to French painting to coon dogs to synchronized swimming meets. The travel writing includes some reflections on camels as well as visits to Dierks, Arkansas; Kampala, Uganda; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Esperanza, and Peru. Famous people written about include Gilda Radner and Jonathan Demme.

For example, Blount says about the Amazon "To tell the truth, when people ask me what the Amazon was like, it is not man-eating fish that spring to mind. It is the mud. Strange gray-green-blue-brown mud." in "Eating out of House and Home" Blount writes: "You know why Manet’s Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe is so sexy, don’t you? Not just because one of the people in it is outdoors naked—I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that half the people in the entire history of French painting are outdoors naked. It’s because she is outdoors naked eating lunch."

Or in "I Model for GQ" he writes"On a scale of the ones to the nines, I am usually dressed to roughly the twos. In order to avoid giving offense at special occasions, I will go as far as the threes or fours. The only reason to move on up to snazzy, however, is to attract business or women. And the type of business or women you attract by dressing snazzy is the type that will expect you to dress snazzy all the time. I wouldn’t want to live like that. Another reason I am not natty is that I like to eat lying down sometimes. I also like to eat sitting up, standing and walking, but let’s face it, you can’t always be sitting up, standing or walking when you eat; sometimes you’re going to be eating lying down. Or at least leaning back. And you spill stuff on your lapels."

How can you not laugh at a man who is that honest?

I particularly enjoyed reading his piece on Gilda Radner, but I could easily list a dozen others (The Amazon (well, all the travel monologues), getting a tan, Jonathan Demme, all the crossword puzzles...

Highly Recommended

Disclosure: My Kindle edition was courtesy of Open Road Media via Netgalley for review purposes.